HOUSTON-- An appeals court has scheduled a Nov. 1 hearing in Houston on whether former Enron Corp. CEO Jeff Skilling should get a new trial following a ruling his conviction was flawed.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Skilling did not violate an anti-fraud law used to help convict him on 19 counts in 2006 for his role in the once mighty Houston-based energy giant s downfall.
But the high court left it up to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide if any of his convictions should be thrown out.
The 5th Circuit on Friday set oral arguments in Skilling s case.
Skilling s attorneys want to overturn all his convictions and get him a new trial.